Responding to Transport for London’s budget update dated February 2nd, Nick Bowes, Chief Executive at Centre for London said:
“Reducing people’s reliance on private cars is crucial if London is to achieve the city’s ambitious net-zero targets, improve air quality, cut congestion and make our streets safer.
“If we’re to have a shot at reaching these targets, getting more people walking and cycling for shorter journeys is crucial. But this will be all the harder if Transport for London’s healthy streets budget is cut.
“This budget update adds yet more urgency to the Government and City Hall agreeing a sustainable, long-term funding deal for Transport for London. Without a funding settlement, we will struggle to build safe, well-designed routes that support people to walk and cycle more.”